Party Confidential

New Etiquette for Fabulous Entertaining

Lara Shriftman and Elizabeth Harrison

St. Martin's Press

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Planning a party can be fun, but doing it right requires organization and creativity. Social graces have gone through a major transformation since the days of Emily Post, so it's time for a book that brings you up to date on modern decorum. Along with advice from celebrities and experts in the field, Party Confidential: New Etiquette for Fabulous Entertaining answers the questions people want--and need--to know about everything related to a party, from planning to attending.  It addresses topics that are not covered in traditional etiquette books and takes a new approach to covering the basics. You'll learn all the essentials, like how to: 
* Invite someone last-minute
* Handle unexpected guests
* Accomodate dietary requests like vegan or kosher
* Leave a party early
* Ask if you can bring a guest
* Respond to an RSVP--and when
* And much, much more.
This is the only book you need to be a consummate host, as well as a perfect guest, at every party.

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Party Confidential
onePARTY PLANNING 101so, you wanna throw a party? here's howIMAGINE THIS A gorgeous garden, twinkling with candlelight, and beautiful flowers blooming. Servers in white dresses circulate with trays of Champagne and delicious tidbits--like a sinfully delicious puff pastry stuffed with a smidge of cheese and charcuterie. Couples congregate on plush white sofas and sip cocktails by the bar while discussing the latest Britney Spears brouhaha and, wait, where did you get that dress? I must have it! As the evening charges on the tunes heat up and couples bounce onto the dance floor.

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Lara Shriftman and Elizabeth Harrison

Elizabeth Harrison and Lara Shriftman are the principals at the public relations, special events and marketing firm Harrison & Shriftman, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. The special events division of their company has produced many highly publicized events, including hotel, restaurant and store openings, product launches, nmovie premieres and charity events.  Lara spends most of her time in Los Angeles and Elizabeth lives in New York City. Together, they co-authored Fete Accompli!: The Ultimate Guide to Creative Entertaining and have been touted as experts in entertaining by Glamour, Elle, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, "Extra," "E!," and :The Today Show."

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Party Confidential
New Etiquette for Fabulous Entertaining
Lara Shriftman and Elizabeth Harrison

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St. Martin's Press
July 2008
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ISBN: 9781466807129
ISBN10: 1466807121
272 pages, Includes 8 b&w photos throughout
$7.99
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